Bren Gray

Bren Gray

While most New Zealanders are rugby-mad, it’s tennis that gets Bren up in the wee hours of the morning. Bren’s been in love with the sport ever since he witnessed a No 63 ranked Novak Djokovic storm his way to the Roland-Garros quarterfinals, flagrantly impersonating tennis royalty along the way. Now, writing about tennis – plus a healthy dose of rugby and cricket – is what Bren spends his time on down under.

Latest articles

Wawrinka ATP PIF
February 29, 2024

“Keep driving forward”: First player publicly supports ATP/PIF partnership

Stan Wawrinka has come out in support of the recently announced strategic partnership...
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Underarm serve
February 28, 2024

Mouratoglou says underarm serve “as respectful as a drop shot”

Coach Patrick Mouratoglou has weighed in on the underarm serve debate, explaining why...
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Chile Open conditions (1)
February 27, 2024

“It’s absurd”: Players unhappy with Chile Open conditions

Poor court surfaces at the Chile Open have caused players to fall and...
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Ostapenko v Azarenka handshake
February 14, 2024

What happened with the Ostapenko v Azarenka handshake?

Drama has unfolded on the WTA Tour this Wednesday, with Jelena Ostapenko refusing...
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John Isner, Dallas 2023
February 13, 2024

Mouratoglou: “Isner has the best serve in tennis history”

On his Instagram channel, Patrick Mouratoglou revealed his top five servers of all...
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Elena Rybakina
February 12, 2024

WTA rankings: Rybakina back at No 4, Andreeva nearing top 30

Elena Rybakina rejoins the big four at the top of the WTA rankings,...
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Humbert atp ranking
February 12, 2024

ATP rankings: Humbert hits career-high, Nagal makes top 100 debut

Ugo Humbert hits a career-high ranking this week courtesy of his fifth title...
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Ernests Gulbis retires
February 12, 2024

Ernests Gulbis announces retirement from tennis

Former top 10 player Ernests Gulbis has officially retired after more than a...
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Nishioka withdraws
February 9, 2024

Nishioka withdraws in Dallas handing Mannarino quarter-final berth

Yoshihito Nishioka has withdrawn from the Dallas Open due to illness, handing a...
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UTS Oslo field
February 6, 2024

UTS Oslo preview: Ruud looking for home glory, de Minaur after revenge

With the 2024 UTS season beginning in Oslo this Friday, we look ahead...
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Ostapenko WTA rankings
February 5, 2024

WTA rankings: Ostapenko on the cusp of top 10 after winning second title of 2024

Jelena Ostapenko becomes the first woman to win two titles in 2024, rises...
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Alexander Bublik
February 5, 2024

ATP rankings: Bublik hits career-high, FAA on the rise again

Alexander Bublik, Borna Coric and Felix-Auger Aliassime are the big winners in the...
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Djokovic Indian Wells 2024
February 5, 2024

Djokovic announces next tournament will be Indian Wells

Djokovic will skip Dubai and play Indian Wells for the first time in...
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Sinner Australian Open Final 2024
January 30, 2024

“You could feel that he was getting closer and closer” – Mouratoglou on Sinner’s Australian Open success

Patrick Mouratoglou explains why things were perfectly aligned for Jannik Sinner to win...
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Medvedev Australian Open Final 2024
January 30, 2024

“For almost two sets, Daniil played the perfect match” – Mouratoglou

Patrick Mouratoglou explains the genius of Daniil Medvedev's initial strategy against Jannik Sinner...
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Djokovic Sinner Australian Open 2024
January 28, 2024

“I would not be surprised if Novak feels relieved after that tournament” – Mouratoglou

Patrick Mouratoglou believes the pressure of not losing at the Australian Open since...
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Jannik Sinner Australian Open 2024
January 26, 2024

Sinner comes of age, defeating Djokovic and making first Grand Slam final

Jannik Sinner has done what no Italian - or any other man -...
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Sabalenka Gauff revenge
January 24, 2024

“I really want that revenge”: Sabalenka looking to get even with Gauff in Australian Open semi-finals

After losing to Coco Gauff in the 2023 US Open final, Aryna Sabalenka...
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Djokovic v Fritz Australian Open 2024
January 24, 2024

“It was not enjoyable at all”: Djokovic praises much-improved effort from Fritz

With the first set alone taking almost as long as their last meeting,...
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Medvedev Australian Open 2024 (1)
January 23, 2024

Australian Open: Medvedev ready for big-serving Hurkacz in quarters

Daniil Medvedev says holding his own serve will be crucial in his quarter-final...
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Hurkacz Australian Open 2024
January 23, 2024

Hurkacz “hungry for more” ahead of second Grand Slam quarter-final

Hubert Hurkacz looks to pull off another Grand Slam quarter-final upset this week
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